Craig Dumont

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Ever wonder why people in old movies talk funny?

Seeing as how your local mixologist is now sporting arm garters and a Dali mustache and swing music is certainly bound to have a third wave revival, …

Box Office

The prettiest, nastiest sea slug you've ever seen washes up on Australian beach

Everything in Australia could hurt you, and that includes technicolour sea slugs that look like they could be from outer space.<p>A "blue dragon," …

The 10 Best ‘Mulholland Dr.’ Fan Theories

The most exciting of this week’s new DVD/Blu-ray releases is the Criterion Collection’s immaculate edition of David Lynch’s <i>Mulholland Dr.</i>, a …

David Lynch

22 Philosophy Jokes That Are So Silly They're Kinda Funny

How did the solipsist break up with his girlfriend? "It's not you, it's me."

Artist pays $1 for an abandoned building, transforms it into something beautiful

Head over to Chicago’s South Side, and chances are you’ll find a vacant home, ready to be demolished. But some of these homes and buildings have the …

Why all designers need to understand color blindness

Given the question of how to deal with color blindness in graphic design, many people would be tempted to give a brusque answer: “Choose a different …

It’s Harder to Empathize with People If You’ve Been in Their Shoes

Imagine that you have just become a new parent. Overwhelmed and exhausted, your performance at work is suffering. You desperately want to work from home part-time to devote more attention to your family. One of your supervisors had children while climbing the corporate ladder, while the other …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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The internet is desperately trying to solve this disturbing puzzle that was hidden inside a CD mailed from Poland

The internet loves creepy puzzles with occult overtones — and now a new one is spreading through message boards and social media.<p>The sleuthing began when Johny from GadgetZZ.com allegedly received an anonymous CD in the mail from Poland. Stored on the CD was a black-and-white video of a man dressed …

Internet

Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy Around the World

It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.<p>It's known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that's heard in …

Watch the Life-Like Motion of This Wooden Hummingbird Automaton

Derek Hugger designs his automata the hard way. He uses Illustrator for the initial basic forms, sketching them out on a Wacom tablet, and then uses animation software to see them in motion.<p>“More than really overthinking it, I just started drawing stuff,” he says. “I just kind of kept going at it …

Hummingbirds

Why Species Can't Interbreed With Each Other, Except When They Can

Most people learn that a species is a group of living things that can interbreed. If two organisms don’t normally mate, or have sterile offspring if …

Meet the Bird that Imprisons its Prey

Humans aren’t the only animals that keep larders of food. Squirrels, of course, are well known for stashing acorns away for the winter. The shrikes, …

Scientists Tell You Why Making Your Bed Is Disgusting -- And Bad for Your Health

The Deadlift. It is the quintessential weightlifting exercise. According to David Robson, a bodybuilder, personal trainer and contributor to …

Exercise

Steve Wozniak Explains What's Real and What's Fake in Steve Jobs

In Danny Boyle’s <i>Steve Jobs</i>, Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) faces off against Michael Fassbender’s Jobs multiple times, criticizing the Apple co-founder …

The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management

7 Cooking Myths That Are Basically Bogus

You're super hungry...but feeling super lazy. You've got some leftover veggies in the fridge, but microwaving them steals all their nutritional value, right? Might as well polish off that bag of Goldfish instead, right? Wrong. We debunk that and six other cooking myths below.<p><b>Myth: Salting pasta</b> …

grilled cheese

These Seven New Universal Monsters Posters Are Absolutely Stunning

Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolfman, The Invisible Man, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein. Individually, they’re some of the …

Posters

Fall of the Roman Empire

I knew we were headed toward societal demise like the fall of the Roman Empire in 2002 when I watched "<i>Most Extreme Elimination Challenge</i>," a muddy dubbed Japanese TV competition show. While studying world history in college, I turned to my college roommate and said, "If you look, America could be …

Roman Empire

Probably The Best Optical Illusion Ever [Pic]

(By <b>Craig Tracy</b> via moillusions.com)

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

<b>(Verso/Borut Peterlin)</b><p>Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 11, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between …

Political Science

Learning spoken language

Every language has its own collection of phonemes, or the basic phonetic units from which spoken words are composed. Depending on how you count, …

Machine Learning

One Pot Wonders: 7 Delicious Dinners Without The Mess

Minimize the mess! From succulent beef stew to easy chicken chili, you only need one pot to create these classic comfort meals.<p><b>1. Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes</b><p>In this classic French beef stew, otherwise known as Beef Bourguignon, chunks of beef are slowly braised with garlic and onions in a …

Cooking

Creationists Are Already in Denial About the Newly Discovered Species <em>Homo Naledi</em

Creationists Are Already in Denial About the Newly Discovered Species <i>Homo Naledi</i><p>By Hemant Mehta<p>By now, you’ve probably read about the incredible …

Star Trek

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

Free: Listen to John Rawls’ Course on “Modern Political Philosophy” (Recorded at Harvard, 1984)

Some of the most-referenced Western political thinkers—like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Thomas Jefferson—have taken hierarchies of class, race, or …

Facebook and Google get neural networks to create art

For Facebook and Google, it's not enough for computers to recognize images... they should <i>create</i> images, too. Both tech firms have just shown off neural networks that automatically generate pictures based on their understanding of what objects look like. Facebook's approach uses two of these …